Glasgow is overflowing with independent retailers; from designer dresses to vinyl records or high street bargains to old bookstores you will be spoilt for choice with what Scotland’s second city has to offer.
The most obvious choice for shoppers who want to sample a taste of Glasgow’s style is the Style Mile, (Argyle Street to Buchanan Street to Sauchiehall Street), however many of the best shopping gems are found away from there, off the beaten track.
We’ve done the tricky bit and narrowed down our favorite independent retailers to get you started.
Probably the biggest and best retro clothing shop in the whole of Glasgow.
Kings Court, 101 King Street, G1 2RB
The Shop of Interest
Excellent art and fashion from local makers.
1058 Argyll Street, G3 8LY
Modern clothes with a classic twist.
41 Ruthven Ln, G12 9BG
Voltaire & Rousseau
Perhaps the city’s best second hand book store.
12–14 Otago Lane, G12 8P
Bays of books with classics, crime, poetry and literary fiction that appeal to everyone.
143 Hyndland Road, G12 9JA
A non-profit space for tailors, jewelers and artists to sell their work. It’s a great place for finding up-and-coming designers and artists and to pick up something original.
45 High St, G1 1LX
Beautiful Scottish jewellery designs, created on the premises.
Studio 3/1, 137 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EW
Home Ware & Design
Part of the CCA – a showcase for craft, design and illustration work.
359 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
Galletly and Tubbs
Strongly curated selection of home interior design pieces.
31 Great Western Road, G4 9JA
Independent exhibition space and shop for crisp modern design.
60 Osborne Street, G1 5QH
The best contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories.
20 Wilson street
And Everything Else
It’s bric-a-brac central at this Aladdin’s cave.
Ruthven Mews, Dowanside Lane, G12 9BZ
Post office, café, shop, all rolled into one. You can drink tea, post letters and buy gifts all in the same place at Penny Black.
721-723 Great Western Road, G12 8QX